Panic Over - You Can Record Your Sky+ Shows Again
A software upgrade has (accidentally say Sky) prevented back-up copies from being made, after the broadcaster added some code to their programmes that resulted in a pesky “Copy Protect Signal Detected" message flashing up on screen whenever an attempt to back up was made.
After a month of debate on various internet forums and silence from Sky, the glitch has been fixed and you can now comfortably make copies of your favourite shows again.
But the fact that Sky and other broadcasters have the capability to do this raises some interesting questions. As the online piracy of TV programmes continues to grow, will we soon completely lose the ability to record and archive our favourite shows?
Will pirated TV shows only be available after someone has recorded them straight from the screen using a video camera, like a housebound version of dodgy cinema piracy?
Us, we’re sticking with the radio. Except when John Barrowman’s on of course.